PrinceSign "O" The Times

Label:NPG Records – 19439863771, The Prince Estate – 19439863771, Legacy – 19439863771
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Genre:Rock, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style:Minneapolis Sound, Funk, Pop Rock


A1Sign "O" The Times5:02
A2Play In The Sunshine
Voice [Background Voice]Susannah
Lead VocalsCamille (3)
Voice [Party Voice By]Brad M.*, Coke J.*, Gilbert D.*, Mike S.*, Susan R.*, The Penguin (3), Todd H.*
A4The Ballad of Dorothy Parker4:04
B2Starfish And Coffee
Lyrics By [Lyrics Co-Written By]Susannah
Voice [Background Voice]Susannah
Written-ByPrince, Susannah Melvoin
B3Slow Love
Arranged By [Strings Arranged By]Claire Fischer*
Guitar, Voice [Backing Voice]Wendy*
Lyrics By [Lyrics Co-Written By]Carole Raphaelle Davis*
Voice [Backing Voice]Lisa*
Written-ByCarol Davis*, Prince
B4Hot Thing5:39
B5Forever In My Life3:38
C1U Got The Look
Drums, PercussionSheila E.
C2If I Was Your Girlfriend
Lead VocalsCamille (3)
C3Strange Relationship
Lead VocalsCamille (3)
Sitar, Flute [Wooden Flute]Lisa*
Tambourine, CongasWendy*
C4I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man6:31
D1The Cross4:46
D2It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night
Lead GuitarMico Weaver
Music By [Music Co-Written By]Dr. Fink, Eric Leeds
Percussion, Rap [Transmississippirap]Sheila E.
Performer [Recorded Live In Paris By]Prince & The Revolution*
Voice [Co-lead Voice]Jill Jones, Susannah
Written-ByDr. Fink, Eric Leeds, Prince

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Title sticker:
℗ 1987 & © 1987, 2021 The Prince Estate/NPG Records, Inc., manufactured and distributed by Sony Music Entertainment [...] Made In France

Dust sleeves:
[lyrics & credits b/w photo]
℗ 1987 & © 1987, 2021 The Prince Estate/NPG Records, Inc., manufactured and distributed by Sony Music Entertainment

Peach dust sleeve:
Published by NPG Music Publishing, LLC., adm. by Universal Music Works (GMR)

Vinyl, matrix/runout:
The [MPO logo]® and its corresponding 21 ###### numbers are laser etched, the rest is scratched by hand.

The wide-spined single pocket cover, features spot varnish over-sized "Prince Sign "☮" The Times" on the front and the peace symbol "☮" on the rear.
The records housed in die-cut, black paper inner sleeves, and accompanied with updated replicas of the peach and black dust sleeves.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker on shrink, text): 1 9439-86377-1 6
  • Other (Title sticker): 19439863771S1
  • Other (Black dust sleeve): 19439863771SV1
  • Other (Peach dust sleeve): 19439863771SV2
  • Rights Society (Peach dust sleeve): GMR
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): BG 21-0257 1 19439863771-A [MPO logo]® 21244811
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): BG 21-0257 1 19439863771-B [MPO logo]® 21244812
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout): BG 21-0257 1 19439863771-C [MPO logo]® 21245238
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout): BG 21-0257 1 19439863771-D [MPO logo]® 21245239

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Sign "O" The Times (2×LP, Album, Allied Record Company Pressing)Paisley Park, Paisley Park9 25577-1, 1-25577US1987
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Sign "O" The Times (2×LP, Album, Club Edition)Paisley ParkW1 25577Canada1987
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Sign "O" The Times (Cassette, Album)Paisley Park, Warner Bros. Records925 577-4, WX88CEurope1987
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Sign "O" The Times (2×LP, Album)Paisley Park25577-1New Zealand1987
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Sign "O" The Times (2×LP, Album)Paisley Park, Paisley Park92 5577-1, 1-25577Italy1987



  • theGr8KnowMadder's avatar
    Edited 9 months ago
    Phenomenal! Perfect pressing. Crisp highs, nice low end, and vocals are perfectly clear. No surface noise and dead flat! The second best sounding vinyl I own. Artwork is top notch. I added poly liners to the two printed inner sleeves. Thoroughly satisfied.
    • ChickenringNYC's avatar
      Thanks Bernie! Great to see your initials once again on this one. This pressing is excellent!
      • cartoonyworld109's avatar
        This pressing totally rips. Everything is super crisp and clear and well defined. The Linndrum will totally smack you in the face. Amazing
        • dvsanders's avatar
          I’m not sure if this VMP pressing is exactly taken from the 2020 Bernie Grundman remaster but the one I received is super hot. I have to play it in the high teens to mid-twenties or run the risk of not upsetting the neighbors.

          This is a high quality problem. This is a gorgeous sounding album. The vocals and instruments come through flat and crystal clear. This one’s a keeper. The only drawback is that it bears the original SOTT cover and not the updated one presented on the VMP website.


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